Start Your Christmas Lists Now: Sherlock, Merlin, Doctor Who Giftsets From BBC

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BBC Gift Sets

It's only September, but anyone knows that if you want to get the really cool stuff for Christmas, you have to start making your list early. Any later than Halloween, and you're likely to get stuck with whatever your friends and family could pick up at the local Walgreens. And you want cool, right? Like, bowtie cool?

Well look no further, friend! The BBC has put together some gift set releases of their best and brightest shows. Let's tear off a corner of the wrapping paper for a little peek, shall we?


This is one massive collection in honor of the Eleventh Doctor and the man who portrayed him, landing on shelves on November 4, 2014. Matt Smith made his first appearance as the Doctor in 2010, and went on to star in three seasons of the iconic British sci-fi series, written and executive produced by Emmy® and BAFTA winner Steven Moffat (Sherlock, The Adventures of Tintin).

The set features the complete adventures of the Eleventh Doctor – every season, every special, every episode. It also includes, for the very first time on a special bonus disc, Doctor Who Proms 2013, The Day of the Doctor: From Script to Screen, The Five Doctors Reboot and Doctor Who: The Ultimate Guide. And it wouldn’t be a complete set of Matt Smith’s appearances without also including the two part special Sarah Janes Adventures: The Death of the Doctor.


Return to Camelot this holiday season with Merlin: The Complete Series, arriving onto shelves for the first time as a complete box set on November 4, 2014 on Blu-ray and DVD. Starring Colin Morgan (The Fall), Katie McGrath (The Tudors), Anthony Head (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Bradley James (Fast Girls) and featuring the voice of John Hurt (the Harry Potter films, Doctor Who), Merlin is the BAFTA-winning retelling of the fabled Arthurian legend that amassed a cult following over the course of five action-packed seasons of swordplay and sorcery. This is one regal collection, on Blu-ray (including Seasons One-Three, which have never before been released on Blu-ray) or on DVD, along with a disc of all-new bonus footage and a set of exclusive collectible magnets.


This limited edition gift set includes a brand new bonus disc that features never-before-seen footage, new commentary from Season Three, and interview footage never before released on disc. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch (The Hobbit films, Star Trek Into Darkness) and Martin Freeman (The Hobbit films, Fargo) as the crime-solving duo of Holmes and Watson, this first ever box set of the Emmy ® Award winning PBS MASTERPIECE series will appear in stores November 4, 2014 from BBC Home Entertainment.

This set includes every episode from all three seasons on both Blu-ray and DVD formats, along with the original bonus features released with each season. Additionally, the set features all new commentaries, never-before-seen outtakes, a deleted scene, and exclusive collectibles -- including limited edition art cards and busts of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson! This is the ultimate gift set to keep fans guessing until the next game is afoot.

I'm all gassed up and I have the North Pole coordinates plugged into my GPS. You coming with me, or what?